NATIONAL RECOVERY ADMINISTRATION
C CODE OF FAIR C O MPE TITION
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Approved Code No. 219-Amendment No. 2
Registry No. 1607--1-01
AS APPROVED ON JULY 10, 1934
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Approved Code No. 219--Amendment No. 2
AMENDMENT TO CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION
BEDDING MIANUFAC TURNING INDUSTRY
Asi Approved on July 10, 1934
APPROVINo AMIENDMLENT TO CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION FOR THE
BEDDING MANUFACTURING INTDUSrTRY
An application having been duly made pursuant to and in full
compliance with the provisions of Title I of the National Industrial
Recovery Act, approved June 16, 1933, for approval of amendments
to a Code of Fair Competition for the Bedding Mianufact~uring In-
dunt~ry, and3 hearings hav-ing been duly held thereon and the annexred
report on said amendments, containing findi~ng~ with respect thereto,
having been made and directed to the President:
NOWV, THEREFORE, on behalf of the President of the United
States, I, Hugh S. Johnson, Administrator for Induistrial Recovery,
pursuant to authority vested in me by Executive Orders of the Presi-
dent, including Executive Order No. 65413-A, dated December 30,
1933, and otherwise; do hereby incorporate, by reference, said an-
nexed report and do find that said amendments and the Code as
constituted after being amended complex in~ all respects wih h
pertinent provisions and will promote teplc n upsso
said Title of said Act, and do hereby order that said amendments be
and they are hereby approved, and that the previous approval of said
Code is hereby modified to include an approval of said Code in its
entirety as amended.
Hean S. JoHNSON,
Administrator for InrdustriarL Recovery.
Approval recoinmended :
BARTON W. MURRAY,
Division A dm~inLitrato~r.
July 10, 1934.
REPORT TO THE PRESIDENT
The W~hitfe Ho-use.
SIR: This is a report on amendments of the Code of Fair Com-
petition for the Bedding M~anufacturing Industry as approved by
mie on January 23, 19341. Application was made u-mder date of
April 7, 1934 by the Code Authority for the Bedding M~anufac-
turing Industry for amendment of certain of the provisions of Arti-
cles II and V'II of the said Code. All interested parties were given
opportunity to present their views at a Public Henring held on these
proposed fourteen amendments on M~ay 4, 1934.
Six of these fourteen amendmlents have been approved by me.
They relate to the Code's definition of "' Bedding Industr~y ", to the
status of certain States with respect to the North-South wage differ-
enitial, to th~e la~belling regulations of the Cod~e, to the wording of
commercial bribery prohibition, and to expor-t trade.
The principal effects of these amnendme~nts wsill be to place West
V'irgrinia, Ma~ryland and the District of Colum~bia in thle North rather
than in the South, to prescribe regulations for the labelling; of bed-
ding containing bulke feathers, and dtowTn and to exempt shipments
for expor~t trade fr~om the sterns of sale provisions of the Code.
Thle Assistant Deputy Admiinistrator in his firud repor~t to me on
said amlenldmentss to said Codle having found as herein set forth anzd
on the b~asis of all the proceedings mn thiis matter:
I find that:
(a) The amecndments to said Code and the Code as amended are
well designed to promote the: policies and purposes of Title I of the
National Industrial Recovery Atct including the removal of obstrue-
tions to th~e free flow of initersjtate and foreign commerce which tend
to diminish the amount thereof, and will provide for the general
w\elfar~e by promoting the organization of industry for the purpose
of coop~erative action of labor and management under adequate gov-
ernmlental sanction andc supervision, by eliminating unfair comipeti-
tive practices, by promoting the fullest possible utilization of the
present productive capacity of industries, by avoiding undue restric-
tion of production exceptt as may be temporarily required), by in-
creasing the consumption of industrial and agricultural products
through increasing purchasing power, by reducing and relieving un-
employment, by improving standards of labor, and by otherwise
(b) The Code as amended complies in all respects with the perti-
nent provision of said Title of said Act, including without limita-
tion sub-section (a) of Section 3, sub-section (a) of Section 7 and
sub-section (b) of Section 10 thereof.
(c) The Code empowfers the Code Authority to present the afore-
said .amendments on behalf of-the-industry as a whole.
(d) The amendments anid the Code as amended are not designed~
to and wvill not permit monopolies or monopolistic practices.
(e) The a.mendmients and thle Code as amnendled aret not. designed to
and will not elimiinate or ol-ppresis small enterprises and w~ill not
operate to discrimiinate against them.
(f) Thosee engaged in other steps of the economic process have
not been deprived of the right. to be heard prior to approval of said
I believe the amendments to be fair to labor, to the consumer and~
to the- industry, anid for these reasons, therefore, I have app-roved
Hoon S. JOHNSON,
JULY 10, 19341.
AMENDMENT TO CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION FOR
TH E BEDDING M4AN UFACTURING INDUSTRY
SArticle II, Section 1, of the Bedding C~ode shall be and hereby is
amended, by inserting in parentheses after the word "L pillows thd:
words, "' including the preparation and processing of fea.t~hers and
down ", the section to read as follows:
'"' 1. The term industry as used herein, includes the manufac-
ture, remaking_ repairing, or renovating of mattresses, pillows (in-
cluding the preparation and processing of feathers and downn, box
springs, studio couches (the principal components of which are
springs, mattresses, and pillows), metal beds, metal and wood cribs
and cots, metal bed springs, and gliders; provided how everthnt
this definition shall not include any retailfrntrordptmn
store which, incidental to the operation of such business, repairs,
remakes, or renovates for customers a bedding product previously
sold by such store to such customer; provided, further, that organ-
izations or groups of manufacturers representing branches or sub-
divisions thereof may become parties to or be exempted from this
Code on approval by the Administrator."'
AMENDMENT NO. 2
Article II, Sect~ion 6, of the Bedding Code shall be and hereby
Sis amended, by deleting the words, "' West Virginia ", Maryland ',
and District of Columnbia ", the Section to read as follows:
6. The South as used herein includes the following States:
Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Floridla, Ken-
tuck~y, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas,
and Oklahoma. The North includes tihe remaining States of the
AMENDMENT NO. 6
Article VII, Part I, Section 4, subsection (c), of the Bedding Code
shall be and hereby is amended, by inserting at the beginning there-
of, and again, in quotation marks just before the word curled ",
the word crushed ", the subsection to read as follows:
"i Crushed, curled or chopped feathers shall be designated by the
name of the fowl from which they came, preceded by the words.
' crushed ', curled ', or chopped '."
AMZENDMENT NO. 7
Article VII, Part I, Section 4, of the Bedding Code shall be and
hereby is amended, by striking out the words feathers and down "
at the end of the first paragraph thereof, and by inserting after
paragraph (g) thereof a new paragraph as follows:
(h) Bu~lk Feather anLd Downl Labe~lling Ru~les.--No commodity
shall be sold, offered for sale, Inbelled, adv\ertised or described as
down other than the under-coating of a water-fowrl, consisting of
the light, fluffy filaments grown froml onie qurill point b~ut without
any quill shaft, except that a 10'"o tolerance by weight of small
water-fowl feathers only shall be allowed. Feathers and. or down
shall not be labelled wit'h percentages or propositions of ingredients
unless such feathers andl,'or dlown do in faet contain the p~ercentag~es
or proportions named, except that a tolerance of 10S70 by weight
shall be allowedd"
AlbENDMENTT NO. 1U
Article VII, Part I, Section 15, of the Bedding Code shall be
and hereby is amended, by deleting the word '" spiffy "' in the head-
ing and r~emoving parentheses around commercial bribery ", also
in the heading, and by deleting the w~ordls loan ", or loaned ",
"L directly ", and loan or in the first sentence, the section to read
"' 15. Commiiercial Biribery ---No member of the industry shall give,
permit to be given, or offer to giv~e, anyIthing of value for the purpose
of influencing or rewarding the action of any employee, agent, or
representative of another in relations to the business of th~e employer
of such employee, the principal of such agent or the represented
party, without the knowledge of suich employer, principal or par~ty.
This provision shall not be conlstruedl to prohibit frece andt general
distribution of articles commionly usedl for ad\ertising except so
far as such articles are actually used for commnerciall br1ibery~ as
AblnENDRIENT NO. 13
Article VII, Part I, of the Bed~ding Code shall be and her~eby is
amended, by adding after Section 39 a new Section numbered 33,
"L 33. Export Trade ----N'o provision of this Code relating to prices
or terms of selling, shipping or manrketing,a shall apply to export
trade or sales or shipments for exYport trade. Export~ Trade shall
be as defined in the Export Trade Act adopted April 10, 1918."
Approved Code No. 219--Amenndment No. 2.
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